Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Aug 2010 06:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've seen it so many times in the movies and TV: a person wakes up in this futuristic world, walks by his kitchen, and a computerized voice is telling him that someone is calling him. But instead of picking up a receiver, the call is actually a video-call, and his TV is used for the conversation. If you put 2 and 2 together, this is not really that futuristic. Having a camera attached on your TV, and a VoIP SIP or Skype connection with it, is not mad science. So why don't we already have this on our TVs?
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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by whitemice on Tue 17th Aug 2010 16:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
whitemice
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2010-08-15

The "problem" is that video doesn't add anything useful to the mix and only makes this more complicated. I've been listening to people pitch video-conferencing [call it what you will] and it never catches on - because no one wants it.

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